I needed a special tea to go with Pad Thai Zoodles tonight. Zoodles are spiralized zucchini “noodles” used like you use pasta. There were carrots and sweet peppers, spring onions and chopped walnuts, along with potstickers and a lime soy sauce. Lots of flavor in the food means that some green teas would get lost as an accompaniment.
In steps this delightful Honeybush. I think my daughter put it best when she said, “Mom, this tea is more complicated than a woman.”
On top and up front we taste orange, with the cardamom warming the back of the sip. This is some of the warmest cardamom I have had. I usually perceive cardamom as lemony but this one had me checking the package to see if maybe there was just of hint of some kind of chili pepper in here. No, just tasting the cardamom. And it’s just a little nutty. In other words, it was the perfect accompaniment to the meal and had hubby picking up the (empty) pot looking for more. Guess I better make another pot!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Honeybush
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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